Trade

Freedom Partners supports expanding free trade, allowing consumer demand – rather than government – to determine the flow of goods and services across borders. History has shown that free trade increases overall prosperity and individual well-being.

Participation in the global marketplace means more people have access to more products and better prices. Free trade not only provides billions of new customers for American-made goods, but also enables Americans to obtain products and services at more affordable costs than ever before.

Freedom Partners opposes protectionist policies such as quotas and tariffs that limit free trade. Protectionism helps a select few large, established firms while harming smaller American companies. Workers, taxpayers and consumers are also hurt by policies such as tariffs and other protectionist restrictions that ultimately lead to corporate welfare, higher consumer prices, more poverty and government control.

Freedom Partners supports all efforts to empower American innovators, entrepreneurs and hard-working families to buy and sell goods and services based on their needs – not the preferences of politicians.


Oct 19, 2018

Tariffs Are Sending American Jobs Overseas

If the Trump administration is levying tariffs on Chinese products to protect American jobs, it is falling short of that goal and is ultimately doomed to fail. Afterall, history shows tariffs generally…

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Oct 18, 2018

Cronyism Is a Poor Solution for the Pain of Tariffs

Following President Trump’s levying of additional 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, 169 congressional representatives petitioned the White House to allow firms to request exemptions from the…

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Oct 16, 2018

Trump Administration’s Plan to Pursue Trade Agreements with Japan, EU and UK a Welcome Development

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners, Americans for Prosperity, and The LIBRE Initiative today commended the Trump administration for announcing its intention to negotiate three separate trade agreements with Japan, the European Union, and…

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Oct 16, 2018

Tariff Tracker

Tariffs work only for a few politically connected industries at the expense of most consumers and businesses. Economists have been saying it for years; history has shown it over and over. Trade…

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Oct 16, 2018

Tariffs Raise $4.4B, But Who Foots the Bill?

A recent report says the Trump administration has assessed $4.4 billion worth of duties on steel and aluminum imports and a host of Chinese goods. Although importers are responsible for paying…

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Oct 09, 2018

Tariffs ‘Grist for the Mill’ to Grow Government

ARLINGTON, VA – As American businesses inundate Washington ahead of today’s deadline to submit exemption requests from tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports, Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce responded. Freedom Partners…

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Oct 08, 2018

ICYMI: Why cripple the US economy with tariffs when it’s hitting full stride?

Deirdre T. Flynn is executive vice president of the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers. Sandy Kennedy is president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association. Brian Kuehl is executive director of…

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Oct 03, 2018

Trump Administration Should Not Dismantle NAFTA Until USMCA Deal Ratified and Implemented

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) and The LIBRE Initiative today sent a letter to the Trump administration cautioning them to hold intact the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA…

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Oct 02, 2018

ICYMI: Trade Builds America: A Conversation on the Harm of Tariffs and Protectionism

Tuesday, Sept. 25, the Trade Builds America event featured Steve Forbes, U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS), a farmer, retailer, and manufacturers all speaking about the ripple effects tariffs are having…

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Oct 01, 2018

WATCH: Sen. Lee: This Is A Big Deal

Sen. Mike Lee wisely wants Congress to have a stronger voice when it comes to trade and tariffs. In an interview with Americans for Prosperity, Sen. Lee said “we’ve given the…

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